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Start of the Chick Season
Springtime is a very busy time for us as we receive lots of orphaned baby animals, that need to be hand reared and cared for. In particular we rear a lot of baby birds, yesterday we received our very first of the season, a young collared dove.
Buzzard on the Mend
We don’t often rescue birds of prey, but when we do we are amazed by their beauty. This guy we believe has been handled and kept in a very small cage where he could not fly. Therefore he has little muscle tone and cannot currently be released into the wild.
4 Birds Released- 20 September
Tonight we released four birds back into the wild. First we released a wood pigeon that we reared from a baby chick, then we released two young collared doves and a feral pigeon. One dove was also hand reared by us, the other came to us with an infected eye.
This beautiful swan came to us from Shipley County Park. It had a fishing hook lodged into its body. Following a trip to the vets to have the hook removed, it is now recuperating in a pen on antibiotics and painkillers.
Baby Collared Dove
This little chap was brought in by a cat. We are hand rearing him now until he can fend for himself, he will then be released.
This guy has a broken wing, he will have to be suspended in a harness for a couple of weeks in a hospital cage. Then we can remove the bandage supporting his wing, he should then be fit enough to be moved to an aviary to start the rehabilitation process before final release. Update 20 September […]
This young Sparrow Hawk came to us with an injured right wing. Fortunately for this beautiful bird the damage is repairable. The wing is now tied back to allow it to heal, the bird will be kept confined for around 4 weeks before being moved to a large aviary and prepared for release. Update 27 September Today […]
Daisy the duck released
This poor duck has been in the wars but she is pulling through. Firstly she had human hair wrapped around her ankle, this had got so tight that it had cut through the skin and her foot had almost become detached. She was found in the city centre and as if this injury was not […]